Monthly Archives: December 2010

TFF Holiday Giveaway!

Hello brothers,  Commissar Ploss here with another piece of holiday cheer! I’m giving away a book from my private collection.  There are only two simple steps you need to follow in order to be entered into the giveaway, check it out!

 I’m giving away my signed copy of First & Only. Dan Abnett’s debut Gaunt’s Ghosts novel, with it’s original first printing cover art.  Why? Because i’m a nice guy, that’s why.  And because i hope you’ll spread the word about The Founding Fields, because i rely on you.  I can only do so much with Twitter and Facebook. I need you all to spread around the love. Do that, and i’ll keep giving stuff away! deal?

stipulations for entry:

There are only two mandatory steps for getting into this giveaway.  First you need to follow The Founding Fields using the Google Friend Connect application on the right side of the page(if you’ve done so already, that’s good!), then you need to post a reply in this post saying that you’ve done so. :)

That said, the competition will go through January 1st. On that day, i’ll choose a random number, and whichever reply corresponds with that number, gets the book. simple. :o )

and remember, be sure to spread the word about The Founding Fields to all of your friends.

thanks guys and gals, and Happy Holidays!


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LotN Reviews: Wulfrik by C.L Werner

Lord of the Night reviews the fearsome Warhammer Heroes novel Wulfrik by C.L Werner.

“From cackling Daemons to fearsome Dwarf lords to noble Elven heroes, none can elude Wulfrik Worldwalker and the crew of the Seafang.”

This is the first Warhammer Heroes novel I have read, nothing against Chris Wraight but I wasn’t interested in Sword of Justice because im not really interested in the Empire. However the northmen and their adventures are definitely interesting to me and it was that, and my favourite fantasy author penning it, that convinced me to buy Wulfrik.
Wulfrik Worldwalker is the champion of the Dark Gods, cursed to wander the world eternally for his arrogant claim that he is the equal of any warrior in this life or the next. But when he is offered a chance to escape his eternal torment by a mysterious shaman his hope for freedom spurs him to action. Though dark forces plot to destroy Wulfrik and his legendary ship the Seafang, Wulfrik must face challenges like never before if he is too free himself, but with treachery facing him on all sides, perhaps the champion of the Dark Gods has met his match.
The primary character of this story is, of course, Wulfrik Worldwalker and C.L Werner has taken a mighty Chaos character and shown us just how the eternal wanderer views the world around him. Rather than revel in what many would consider to be a gift, Wulfrik despises his curse and wishes to be rid of it, that he may rule his own kingdom and sire his own heirs with the woman he loves. This makes for a very interesting character which only grows as Wulfrik travels throughout the novel, and we learn much more about this lonely champion than a codex could ever say.
Secondary characters include the crew of the Seafang which though many nameless characters fill the ranks some memorable characters are there, the mutated scout Jokull, the shifty thief Haukr, the bloodthirsty Njarvord and the wise Sigvatr, mentor to Wulfrik. Others outside of the crew are quite important to the story, such as the treacherous king Viglundr, his daughter Hjordis, the love of Wulfrik’s life, and the Aesling prince Sveinbjorn. Seeing how Wulfrik interacts with these characters is quite pivotal to this grim tale.
The pacing of the story is great, never was the story rushed or slowed but my attention was focused squarely on what was happening, either in visceral action or surprising plot-twists I was stuck into the book and was able to keep up the reading without putting it down.
The novel ends on a harsh but affirming note. It was sad to see what Wulfrik did at the end but good that he realized that those he always considered to be his enemies, are in fact his closest allies.
I give Wulfrik an 8.5/10, this is not a story to be missed. From cold betrayals, laughs from the Norscan banter, and the scheming of the Chaos Gods, Wulfrik is a brilliant story and character and perhaps we may see him again in the future.
Should you buy this book?. If your a Chaos fan then the answer is obvious, but for those who are unsure then I say yes. This is a great book, a fine addition to the Warhammer Heroes line and another notch for C.L Werner’s victory tally.

LotN Reviews: Ultramarines the Movie by Dan Abnett

Lord of the Night reviews the very first Warhammer 40,000 movie, by Codex Pictures and written by Dan Abnett.
“We march for Macragge!, and we shall know no fear!”
The very first 40k film has been added to my collection and I very much hope that others will follow it. For those of you who have hoped for a great film, your wishes are answered. While not without its flaws this is definitely something that will please many 40k fans.
The story revolves around a group of Ultramarines, Ultima Squad, who are experiencing their very first combat mission as true Astartes. Led by Captain Severus of the 2nd company the squad is taken to Mithron, a shrine world which houses an entire Astartes company, the Imperial Fists 5th company. Called by a distress beacon the squad is eager for their first taste of real combat, however they are warned against seeking glory at the cost of their lives by the veteran Apothecary Pythol. But things are far from simple on Mithron, something is alive in the darkness and out for blood, and the new recruits must learn to recognize the taint of Chaos, before they are destroyed by it.
Now the story itself is very good, normally with projects like this they bring in their own writers who don’t know the subject and don’t understand it very well. However Codex Pictures did the right thing by bringing in Dan Abnett, and as such the story is very well written and perfectly 40k. The mystery that the story contains is very good and keeps the viewer curious as to just what exactly is Chaos plotting, and of course its filled with heroics by the Astartes saving millions of people without them ever knowing.
My only issue was with the story was that it didn’t specify the time that the movie takes place, since we all know that Captain Sicarius is the 2nd Captain, then the Ultramarines movie must be set before Sicarius became Captain and thus somewhat early in the 41st millennium.
The protagonist of the story is Brother Proteas, an inexperienced rookie who has to re-learn what it is to be an Astartes and an Ultramarine, and whose steadfast nature will see him go far. Proteas himself is a very interesting character, while the concept of a young soldier put into command before he is ready is nothing new Abnett has done quite well in making Proteas who rather then been burdened and indecisive quickly rises to the challenge and isn’t bogged down by his own doubts.
Other characters include the members of Ultima Squad who don’t really play a huge part in the film story, aside from Brother Verenor who has his own place. Brothers Verenor, Hypax, Boreas, Remulus, Decius, Maxillius, Junor and Lycos are more background characters, really this story is about Proteas. Captain Severus plays a big role and with Terrance Stamp’s patrician voice his motives are interesting, from his curt dismissal of Proteas and his determination to keep the mission going. Apothecary Pythol is one of the more interesting side characters, dismissing hunger for glory and making us remember that the Apothecaries are the ones who patch up the Astartes when they wound themselves trying to gain precious glory, earning them a more pragmatic view of the world and of war. And finally Chaplain Carnak and Brother Nidon, both of the Imperial Fists, are quite mysterious throughout the film, their survival suspicious and their attitudes secretive, they are quite good in the film.
The animation, I will admit is the not the best. But its the best we can get at the current time. Personally I loved the facial capture, the Astartes looked like real people which is sometimes tough to picture underneath their Power Armour and with all their enhanced genetics, sometimes just picturing a regular face on them can be difficult, its a lot easier to picture a fearsome helmet. The running animations were a bit clunky but I felt that the action scenes and the general tone of the animation made up for it, the environments themselves were amazing, I felt that it perfectly captured the tone of 40k from the Ultramarine’s strike cruiser to the barren world of Mithron, it definitely feels like a dark millennium.
The pacing of the film was quite good, it kept me interested throughout and never rushed things unnecessarily, it slowed and sped up when it needed to and made sure that the viewer wouldn’t be swept up by events moving too quickly.
The film ends on an inspiring note, its hard to not want to chant “And we shall know no fear!” alongside the Astartes, its that kind of scene that is iconic to the Astartes Chapters and that we all love to read about, but now we can actually see for the very first time. And the end scene feels far more inspiring than the beginning, I know why but I won’t say here.
I give Ultramarines an 8/10, it has its flaws but it does well anyway and is definitely something that 40k fans should check out, even if you don’t care for the Ultramarines. But truthfully I wasn’t reminded of the stodgy and dogmatic Ultramarines that we have come to recognize dominate the chapter, rather I was reminded more of Uriel Ventris, a character that you can like because he doesn’t just say “The codex says do this, so lets do it”, and Proteas is definitely along those same lines.
Should you buy this film?, once its released in general then I would say yes. This is a great step forward for Warhammer 40,000, and I hope that more films are in the future. We’ve had Ultramarines, now give us a Blood Angels film!

Graham McNeill – BL TV

Have a look at Graham’s latest interview with the folks at Shroud Films and BL TV.

BL & AR Featured Books!

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LotN Reviews: The Bloody Handed by Gav Thorpe

Lord of the Night reviews the latest novella, The Bloody Handed, written by the Black Library’s resident Elf and Eldar savant Gav Thorpe.

“Praise Khaine!, and Praise Gav Thorpe!”

The latest novella has been released and its a great one, and the very first Warhammer Fantasy novella as opposed to its two predecessors which are both 40k. As usual with my limited edition reviews I will include a synopsis of events so that those who unfortunately could not purchase this book will be able to understand the plot. So beware, for their are spoilers below!.
The novella begins with Hellebron as a young Elf princess in the colony of Athel Toralien, her life is typical of a spoilt princess until one day when Malekith himself arrives in the colony on his way to deal with the Orcs encroaching on Elven lands, and with him comes Queen Morathi herself. Desperate for a private meeting with her Hellebron achieves her wish but is crestfallen when Morathi decries her and says that she has no talents, and will never achieve greatness. Rather than succumb to misery Hellebron is adamant that she will become great and show up the Queen.
Soon afterwards Malekith leaves with Morathi, but priests brought with Morathi stay and begin establishing cults to the Cyrathai, or the Underworld Gods, within Athel Toralien. The Elf populace embraces the cults and Hellebron herself joins them but each cult’s membership wains and waxes as the fashion dictates. Eventually Hellebron joins her sister Lirieth in a secret meeting for a new cult, which is revealed to be the Cult of Khaine. Enraptured by the Lord of Murder and his ways of worship Hellebron quickly becomes the student of the Khainite priest, however she feels that his refusal to fight and allowing only himself to sacrifice in Khaine’s name is the wrong way.
Hellebron and Lirieth leave Athel Toralien and study under the priest, joining him and the Nagarythe armies in battle against the Orcs where Hellebron continues to gain more prowess within the Cult of Khaine, culminating in a grand display in which Hellebron and Lirieth stride forward and disrobe in front of the entire army, proclaiming that they need no armour to protect themselves and offer their blood freely to Khaine. The priest demands they cease and denounced by Hellebron, who then convinces the Nagarythe captain to slay the false priest, who does so. The Orcs are routed and the survivors are sacrificed over a three day period.
Hellebron and her sister return to Athel Toralien and assume leadership of the Cult of Khaine, however inter-cult politics continue to present problems which come to a head when Hellebron and her fellow Khainites storm the temple of Atharti and sacrifice its high priestess, and all its members within. Soon after warfare breaks out and is only silenced when the prince, also Hellebron’s father, sends in his own army and imprisons the sisters, and shuts down the cults within the city. Though Hellebron and Lirieth are separated they continue to plan through messages to each other and after a few years their father returns to Hellebron and informs her that civil war has broken out in Ulthuan and that Morathi has been arrested. Though amused by the Queen’s downfall Hellebron is asked by her father to resume her leadership of the Cult of Khaine and deal with the other cults, who have become far more powerful since being allowed back into Athel Toralien.
The final battle occurs and the other cults are destroyed, only for Hellebron to learn that her estranged mother has led the citizens of Athel Toralien to her father’s palace and is demanding an end to the madness. The sisters enter the palace grounds and meet with their mother, who implores them to end this bloodshed and attempt to change things, to avoid leaving a legacy of murder and madness and to rather leave a legacy of peace, harmony and love. Hellebron responds by slitting her mother’s throat and ordering the Khainites to slaughter her dead mother’s followers. Thus the book ends.
The characters within the novel are very interesting. Hellebron as the main character was quite a treat and we get to see the early years of the Crone, and the beginning of her rivalry with Morathi. Hellebron’s motives in her reforming of the Cult of Khaine are very appealing and one can understand why she fights on a sympathetic level, rather than just a mental one. The remaining characters lend quite a lot to the story, from Lirieth the sister of Hellebron who is the closest family member to the aspiring priestess and provides a cautious voice to Hellebron’s ambition, and Hellebron’s father Prince Alandrian who provides Hellebron with aid, but is not afraid to show his daughters who is in charge when their exploits get too close to home.
The action scenes in the book, though few in number, are quite good and display the style favoured by Khainites and the very first two Witch Elves in exquisite detail, and against stocky brutal foes like the Orcs it is very nice to picture the Elves fighting them using fast-paced combat and attacks that rival them in fierceness.
The pacing was very good, with such a short novella at only 126 pages of text it can’t be easy to get so much of a story across with such a limited number of pages, yet Gav Thorpe has done it well and at no point I felt rushed or slowed by the novella’s progress.
The artwork is the shining piece of the novella. The pictures are quite numerous and nearly every page has at least one illustration on them, usually weapons or objects referenced within the tale but many pages feature full illustrations of the story. My personal favourite is the picture of Hellebron and Lirieth at the reception ball, they look fierce as hell. The artwork deserves a 10/10 itself. Tiernen Trevallinon is quite an artist and he simply must do more pieces for Black Library, his dark style of drawing captures the Warhammer world perfectly, would love to see what he can do with 40k.
I give The Bloody Handed a 7.5/10 for an engaging story, an interesting view into the beginning of the Cult of Khaine, and having Crone Hellebron in her early days was just great, seeing famous characters is always a treat but rarely is one as important as Hellebron given her own story outside of the Time of Legends series. Looking forward to the next novella, can only guess what its about.
Should you buy this book?, the answer is yes. If you like good stories and excellent artwork this book is worth the £40, especially if your a Dark Elf fan. But only 500 and so many copies remain, so if you decide to get it, decide soon and buy it quickly.

LotN Reviews: Prospero Burns by Dan Abnett

Lord of the Night reviews the stunning conclusion to the Horus Heresy Prospero Duology, Prospero Burns by Dan Abnett.

“Are there Wolves on Fenris? See for yourself.”
The Horus Heresy returns to finish what it started in March this year with A Thousand Sons. We saw the Fall of Prospero from the eyes of its defenders, now we see it and the events leading up to it from its besiegers, the Vlka Fenryka, (which I will now always refer to them as because the name Vlka Fenryka utterly destroys the name Space Wolves with its awesomeness,). While I am not in any regard a fan of the Space Wolves, this novel has made me respect them, even if I don’t like what they did to Prospero.
Magnus the Red has defied the Emperor, sworn to forever cease his studies into the Warp and the taint of magic, he has broken his oath and fallen further into the dark stain that is sorcery. His Thousand Sons and his home of Prospero must be dealt with, but who will take up arms against a brother legion?, who will slay fellow Astartes brethren if they must. The Vlka Fenryka, known to the outsiders as the Space Wolves, but also simply known as The Rout, will be the ones to bring Magnus to justice.
Abnett has created a great cast for this finale, though rather then tell the story through many eyes he has chosen to utilize only one character for this. Kaspar Hawser, also called Ahmad Ibn Rustah, shows us the Vlka Fenryka as we’ve never seen them before, and his belief of the past’s importance plays a large part in the novel as secrets and lies are undone by the least likely instrument in the Vlka Fenryka’s arsenal, the truth.
The secondary cast are quite varied, both in the past and present. In the past we have the conservator Navid Murza who plays an intricate part in Kaspar’s life. In the present we have the brothers of the Rout, from the taciturn Bear who is the first Astartes we see in the novel and is much more important then he appears, the Rune Priest Longfang who begins to reveal the truth of the mystery behind the scenes, and provides an interesting insight into the statement, “There are no Wolves on Fenris?”. Leman Russ is present and a new side is shown of the Wolf-King, the humour and good-nature that he displays is in stark contrast to his brutal style of warfare, but he is quite an interesting character and I hope he will appear in future novels.
The action in the story is excellent. Using Kaspar as the main character Abnett has shown the fighting style of the Vlka Fenryka through the eyes of a mortal, the brutal action scenes and intricate fighting styles that some of the Rout display are very cool, and the subtly behind the use of an axe is revealed, showing a combat form that is far more demanding and harder to master than the use of a sword.
The pacing is very good, Abnett transitions from the past to the present very well and shows us the story as it happens and as it began many years ago. Be it the combat, the story or the interaction of the characters my mind was always occupied by the book, never straying or feeling bored.
The novel ends on an interesting note, with hints towards the future and even more hints towards the question, “Are there Wolves on Fenris?”, which will definitely surprise you, I was amazed. I may not be a fan of the Space Wolves but I do wish to see them again, perhaps in the future Abnett will write them again, only from their own perspective next time.
However I felt that the novel was lacking on several areas. Firstly the battle of Prospero was barely even covered and the Thousand Sons hardly appeared, at most only one dying in the battle that gains attention by the protagonist and thats because he helped kill it. Secondly Abnett seems to have lost some of his linguistic talent, overusing the phrase “wet-leopard growl” throughout the novel, there are other ways you could have gotten that across. Thirdly this was advertised as a Vlka Fenryka novel and to contain the Burning of Prospero, it just barely makes the mark as a Fenryka novel and is not about the Burning of Prospero at all but rather its about the Legion, however we never see things from their eyes and only from, yet again, an innocent bystander dragged along for the ride. Abnett used that in his last HH novel Legion and, to me at least, it wasn’t very good because it isn’t what we were told we’d be getting and its a lot more interesting to see mixed viewpoints rather then just one.
I give Prospero Burns a 8/10 for a great story that stretched across both the present and the past, showed us a new side to the Vlka Fenryka that some, me included, would not have believed until we had read it for ourselves, secrets that will surprise you with their incredible answers and the intricacies of their effects, action scenes that are brutal and incredible in their imagination. This is a good book but its not Abnett’s best work, that honour still belongs to Eisenhorn.
Should you buy this book?, the answer is a definite yes. Even if you aren’t a fan of the Vlka Fenryka, I myself am not, you may still enjoy this book as I did. This is a must-read, despite some flaws and mis-representation the conclusion to the Prospero Duology has not disappointed, most.

Black Library News – December

For your enjoyment, i’ve got a rundown of the Black Library News for December. Have a look, and be sure to buy some books before christmas! (remember, you can find them on the TFF Booklist. and some of them at the bottom of this post.)

Black Library News
December 2010

New and Noteworthy
(Run out and get these new releases out this month!)

Prospero Burns by Dan Abnett
The long awaited companion book to A Thousand Sons is finally unleashed.
Prospero Burns tells the other side of the story that was begun in A Thousand Sons and is a continuation of the Horus Heresy saga. Primarch Magnus the Red of the Thousand Sons Legion has made a catastrophic mistake that endangers the safety of Terra. With no other choice, the Emperor charges Leman Russ, Primarch of the Space Wolves, with the apprehension of his brother from the Thousand Sons home world of Prospero. This planet of sorcerers will not be easy to overcome, but Russ and his Space Wolves are determined to bring Magnus to justice and bring about the fall of Prospero.

Time of Legends: God King by Graham MacNeill.
The final part of the Sigmar trilogy.
God King, by Graham McNeill, is the third book in the Time of Legends series The Legend of Sigmar and tells the early history of Sigmar Heldenhammer. Sigmar, the first emperor, is a peerless leader and unbreakable warrior but in the deserts of Nehekhara a new empire is rising. Nagash, the most feared of the necromancers, seeks dominance over the Old World. Wielding Ghal-Maraz, the fabled dwarf hammer, Sigmar confronts his most dangerous adversary. As Nagash’s legions of unnatural creatures swarm the fledgling Empire, Sigmar must defend the lands of the living from the hordes of the dead.

Horus Heresy: Horus Rising Audio Book.
The first book in the million selling series on five CDs
Horus Rising is an abridged audio book version of the bestselling novel that began the saga of the Horus Heresy. It is the 31st millennium, a golden age of discovery and conquest. On the eve of victory, the Emperor leaves the front lines, entrusting the Great Crusade to his favourite son Horus. Promoted to Warmaster, the idealistic Horus tries to carry out the Emperor’s plans but at the same time the seeds of heresy are creeping into the doctrine of the Legions. Dan Abnett describes the Imperium in its pre-Heresy glory and sets events in motion that will bring about its catastrophic fall. Five disks and over six hours of story read by veteran actor Martyn Ellis bring this bestselling book to life

Pawns of Chaos
Long out-of-print, Brian Craig’s warped view of the Warhammer 40,000 universe is now available as a Print on Demand heretic Tome.
In the grim future of Warhammer 40,000 mankind is engaged in an eternal conflict with armies of Chaos. On the medieval world of Sigmatus, the hated Imperium is flexing its power with ruthless efficiency. The rebels have a plan to fight back: summon a powerful daemon from the warp and unleash it upon their enemies!


A new Horus Rising edition
Black Library is happy to announce that we will be producing a five year anniversary edition of the book that started it all – Horus Rising. The new edition will have a new introduction by Dan Abnett. Even if you have the original edition you will want this anniversary edition.

Some Black Library Best Sellers from Bookscan
Overall SF Sales

First Heretic #8 on for 7 weeks
Dead Men Walking #12 on for 1 week
Firedrake #29 on for 7 weeks
The Emperor’s Finest #33 on for 1 week


The Emperor’s Finest #9 on for 1 week
Sabbat Worlds Crusade #25 on for 10 weeks
Chapters Due #44 on for 26 weeks

Looking Forward

The Purging of Kadillus
This is the next instalment of the bestselling Space Marine Battles series.
The Purging of Kadillus is a well know battle amongst Games Workshop fans and features some of the iconic figures in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. The Dark Angels underestimate the threat of an ork invasion on Piscina IV and they swarm toward Kadillus Harbour. It is left to Captain Belial, Sergeant Naaman and their fellow Astares to fight the desperate siege at Kadillus, knowing that they must old out until Imperial reinforcements arrive or the planet will be lost.

Sword of Vengence
This is the follow-up to the Sword of Justice and the next book in Warhammer Heroes line.
Averland burns. An army of cultists rises in the corrupted city of Averheim. The Grand Theogonist Volkmar marches towards the capital in a race to snuff out the rebellion before it grows too widespread to defeat. Schwarzhelm races to return to the site of his recent battles, as does the spy Pieter Verstohlen, evading assassins while trying to discover the truth of the conspiracy that drew him away. Out in the wilderness is Kurt Helborg, Grand Marshal of the Reiksguard. Only he has the indomitable strength of will to hold together the province in its hour of need. Only he can rally the terrified citizens of Averland to resist the infernal powers that beset them.

Thunder & Steel
Dab Abnett fantasy novels long out of print are available again in one big volume

Dan Abnett has sold over 1.2 million books in English. Thunder & Steel packages the novels Riders of the Dead, Gilead’s Blood and Hammer of Ulric, several short stories and a graphic novel in one big volume of fantasy goodness. Across the Old World, the powers Chaos seek to bring corruption and death, poisoning the minds of men and filling them with hatred and fury. From Empire soldiers marching to war across the bleak northern wastes, to a lone elf fighting a one-man war for vengeance and the mighty White Wolves, battling against the many foes that besiege Middenheim this novel explores Warhammer Fantasy from all angles.

Helion Rain
The latest audio drama is by SF veteran author George Mann.
The world of Idos is on the verge of destruction, wracked by catastrophic storms and plagued by ravening tyranids. Into this maelstrom come the Raven Guard 4th Company, the warzone perfectly suited to their lightning-strike methods of combat. Led by Veteran Sergeant Grayvus, their mission is simple – to rescue the planet’s last survivors. Grayvus and his company must fight their way through genestealers and a deadly biomorph if they are to succeed and reclaim Idos for the Imperium.

Last Bits

Listen to the first chapter of the audio version of Horus Rising on the digital section of the website.

On the blog we have an exclusive extract from Rob Sanders contribution to the Horus Heresy Anthology, Age of Darkness due in May 2011.

Keep an eye on our website for specials, interviews and downloads. You can also follow us on facebook and Twitter.

The new Ultramarines movie has been delayed till December, but that doesn’t take away from the great stuff in it – Space Marines. We have the original Ultramarine novels – The Ultramarines Omnibus, Chapter’s Due and Courage and Honour. That is just for starters; check out our website for other great Space Marine themed novels.

Here is a list of some of the events The Black Library will be attending in 2011.

BL Live – Nottingham, UK – March 5
Adepticon – Lombard, IL – April 1-3
Book Expo America – New York, NY – May 23-26
Games Day US – Chicago, IL – July 30
UK Games Day – Birmingham, UK – Late September
Australian Games Day – Fall 2011


and that’s it for the news from BL for the month of December, be sure to check the TFF Booklist for all of the items listed here, except the audio dramas and POD titles, since those are only available from the Black Library website. :o )


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Angry Robot Advent Calendar 2010 – Day Ten

 Day 10 of Angry Robot Books’ Advent Calendar is here with something by Gav Thorpe! An author those of you familiar with 40k will recognize. This is in reference to Gav’s new The Crown of the Blood series available at Angry Robot.

Ullsaard’s Christmas Books
by Gav Thorpe
Ullsaard’s list of Christmas books:
Allenya – ‘Sisters Are Special’, by Lucy Mead
Luia – ‘How to Win Friends and Influence People’, by Dale Carnegie
Meliu –‘The Secret’, by Rhonda Byrne
Urikh – ‘The Prince’, by Machiavelli
Jutaar – ‘The Cat in the Hat’, Dr Seuss
Ullnaar – ‘Letters to a Law Student: A Guide to Studying Law at University’, by Nicholas J. McBride
Luisaa – ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’, by Eric Carle
Noran – ‘The Book of Askhos for Dummies’
Prince Aalun – ‘Families And How To Survive Them’, by Dr Robin Skynner and John Cleese
King Lutaar – ‘ Fatherhood: The Truth’, by Marcus Berkmann
Captain Anasind – ‘ The 33 Strategies Of War’, by Robert Greene
Don’t forget: Blackfang – Behemodon hide chew toy.
Books to ask for:
‘Global Strategic Management’, by Philippe Lasserre
‘Politics – Cutting Through the Crap’, by Bali Rai and Chris Riddell
‘Test Your Cat: The Cat IQ Test’, by E. M. Bard
‘Favorite Wife: Escape from Polygamy’, by Susan Ray Schmidt
Ullsaard stars in Gav’s The Crown of the Blood series for Angry Robot – the first of which is available now, worldwide.
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Angry Robot Books: Advent Calendar [Days 1-9]

so i’m a little behind with this, i wanted to start it right on December 1st, but i didn’t. so sad.  So i’ll index the surprises you can find in the Angry Robot Advent Calendar for the first 9 days here, then i’ll update every day, regularly. :o )

have a look!

Day 1 – Dan Abnett’s Secret Family Bread Sauce Recipe
Day 2 – Wish You Were Here, by Jo Anderton
Day 3 – Oh No, It Isn’t! by Mike Shevdon
Day 4 – Holiday Man by J Robert King
Day 5 – Kell Christmas Special by Andy Remic
Day 6 – Lost in Transit and Hunter by Lavie Tidhar 
Day 7 - The Top Ten Life Lessons I’ve Learned from Christmas by Tim Waggoner 
Day 8 - Dear Santa by Justin Gustainis
Day 9 – Usher’s Christmas Spirit by Gary McMahon

enjoy! Come back tomorrow for more advent calendar goodness. :o )



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